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jmomccxx wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 8:29 pm
Is that normal that they go to the depot and not to the plant?
Yes.
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your best bet wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 6:03 pm
question
- i sent off 100 parcels for customers this past friday at 7pm ...and was hoping customers would get the parcel today..no luck.....i find out all parcels are at the canada post depot near the shoppers where i sent the parcels from...if canada post wants to be competitive,,shouldnt they have someone pick up parcels on the weekend to send to gateway...
is this normal procedure
thanks
might also be a scanning issue- I recently had an Express order I received within about 40 hrs of ordering...but the tracking number provided still showed that Canada Post accepted the shipment, and nothing after that...even after I signed for the thing.
I think a lot of standard procedures were allowed to fall by the wayside with the large influx of new people to help with xmas, ( just to keep things moving) ....but have not been picked back up entirely by all as of yet.

the OP is correct to expect the level of service paid for.
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raamman wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 3:59 am
might also be a scanning issue- I recently had an Express order I received within about 40 hrs of ordering...but the tracking number provided still showed that Canada Post accepted the shipment, and nothing after that...even after I signed for the thing.
I think a lot of standard procedures were allowed to fall by the wayside with the large influx of new people to help with xmas, ( just to keep things moving) ....but have not been picked back up entirely by all as of yet.

the OP is correct to expect the level of service paid for.
I’d be very surprised if he didn’t.
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Some of the busier rpos do have clearance from transportation over the weekend. Clerk at the rpo should be clear about the cutoff if you ask them.
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 7:58 am
https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/commen ... h=e990de5f

Lol, it would have been faster to attempt delivery then card at the door if no answer. We do hire some people lacking respect for our customers.
Wow... "Usually there's nobody home, that's why." Ugh...

Living in a condo apartment building, I am fortunate to not have to deal with this. All parcels are either in our CMB in the lobby if they will fit, or are left with security for us to pick up at our leisure. We can even send lettermail from here, there's a slot on the mail room door. I almost feel spoiled when I see videos like that!
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May 22, 2015
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My RSMC cards everything even though he knows I'm a postie and I've made a little nest for him to safedrop in. Our CMB is literally in front of our house. We started flexing everything (my wife and I probably combine for 4-5 packages a week) and he asked we stopped ordering during his volume count.

Not all posties are good posties.
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mikebc wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 9:23 am
My RSMC cards everything even though he knows I'm a postie and I've made a little nest for him to safedrop in. Our CMB is literally in front of our house. We started flexing everything (my wife and I probably combine for 4-5 packages a week) and he asked we stopped ordering during his volume count.

Not all posties are good posties.
Very true. What was the point of the postie carding in advance? Didn't save any time and was also poor customer service. I just don't understand his logic.
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Separate LC sort and delivery coming to our facility.
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Thrasher wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 9:52 am
Separate LC sort and delivery coming to our facility.
Where? Night routers?
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 9:36 am
Very true. What was the point of the postie carding in advance? Didn't save any time and was also poor customer service. I just don't understand his logic.
So weird. Didn't save him any time at all. What was the point? I could have understood if he was on a footwalk and his satchel was full, or if it was a large heavy parcel and he knocked first before bringing it out, but to park in front of the house, walk up to the door without the package and then card it is just stupid!
I did scan through the comments for a bit of a laugh. The usual "I have a lazy postie who hasn't delivered a package in 10 years even though I'm home very day sitting right by the door..." BS is rampant but I really got a kick out of the property damage comment!
Someone complained that their postie broke their Xmas wreath. I had so many wreaths blocking mail slots and I got so sick of scratching my hands trying to slide the mail in (or not being able to see the slot at all with no porch lights on) that I just started putting the mail under the door mat with a little note "please do not block mail receptacle with wreath".
It was almost as bad as Halloween decorations!
I really hate those nest cams though. Even though I do my job right (in my opinion anyway), video footage opens the door to misinterpretation. I've had a customer call in to complain that they had video footage of me not attempting a package, which was total BS. They just didn't get to the door before I wrote out the card and left.
If I see one of the doorbell activated cams I don't press it. I knock loud and/or ring the regular bell.
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 10:08 am
Where? Night routers?
I will post an update when I find out more.
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Just an anecdotal quip.. I always start writing the card immediately after I ring the doorbell. Once I'm done writing I'll put on the sticker, scan it then ring the doorbell again. I'll look over my shoulder on the way back to the truck, then again as I'm pulling out. The whole process gives the person about a minute, which I think is a reasonable amount of time to get off your couch and to the front door. It's also satisfying to slowly rip the card in half (while maintaining eye contact, of course) when they open the door late (I guess late is relative to my expectation versus theirs).

Anyway, I once had someone comment on how bad it is for the environment for me to be wasting so many cards, to which I said "management says my time is worth more than these cards, they don't want to pay me overtime to stand around" (since it literally is, our time is worth about 45 cents a minute whereas the card is worth half a cent). I got a spiel about how environmentally unconscious I was being, meanwhile they were getting priority deliveries (which are so much worse, environmentally, than a regular parcel order). Not to get started on the amount of waste generated by shipping in general. Just a shake my head moment I guess.
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Hamilton has a posting for another 130 terms being hired, and that's in addition to the 130 they wanted to hire when I was applying. I am still benched, but I guess the corp has some predictions and they need to grow their pool of terms for whatever they think is coming down the pipe.

I hear volume was heavy for Hamilton and Niagara yesterday. Is this the beginning of bill season?
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 12:13 pm
Hamilton has a posting for another 130 terms being hired, and that's in addition to the 130 they wanted to hire when I was applying. I am still benched, but I guess the corp has some predictions and they need to grow their pool of terms for whatever they think is coming down the pipe.

I hear volume was heavy for Hamilton and Niagara yesterday. Is this the beginning of bill season?
Interesting you were benched today. There were a couple of guys in my row that needed help with their volume, but were told no help was available. They ended up bringing back what they couldn’t get done by 4pm.

Are you locked in to only working at Millen? Or are you able to go work at other depots? Might be worth a conversation with staffing when they call you next unless they’re solely using eclipse now.

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